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Windows 7: Safe Mode within Startup


11 Jan 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 
Safe Mode within Startup

Hi,
I`m a newbie! Bear with me. I`ve caused the fault but I don`t know what I did or how to correct the consequence!
Unless I go into MSCONFIG, I cannot invoke SAFE MODE.
STARTUP should automatically go into the SAFE MODE Menu, if there was a prior failure. Mine will not.
I cannot invoke the SAFE MODE menu from STARTUP by presssing the appropriate function key.
Normally Windows 7 is very resilient, I would rarely have to go into SAFE MODE but if I leave my PC with the Internet on the screen turns off and no matter what I do it will not restart till I`ve pressed the Power Off button on the PC. I use the SAFE MODE in the event of some sort of Systems crash.
Help!!
Thank you.
Alan Beckley


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11 Jan 2012   #2

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

Just checking that you are tapping F8 before the Windows spash screen shows up, correct?

And were you able to get into safemode before?

Are you able to get into the bios (F2 or del)?

I want to make sure your F8 key is working.
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11 Jan 2012   #3
Arc

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Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP 1
 
 

Try this :

How to boot into Advanced Boot Options .

You can boot into safe mode very easily using it.

See it also : How to start Windows 7 in Safe Mode
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11 Jan 2012   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 

Hi Lemur,
The F8 key is OK. You can see the menu without touching the PC if it has crashed previously.

Thank you.

Alan Beckley
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11 Jan 2012   #5

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by albec01 View Post
Hi Lemur,
The F8 key is OK. You can see the menu without touching the PC if it has crashed previously.

Thank you.

Alan Beckley
If you can see the safe mode menu, can you scroll up/down with arrow keys and hit enter?
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11 Jan 2012   #6

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

Additional information by Brink ...

Safe Mode
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12 Jan 2012   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 

Hi Lemur,
I`ve tried altering in bcdedit, unsuccessfully.
I can`t see the ADVANCED MODE MENU to move the arrows up and down.
Under no circumstances can I invoke the ADVANCED MODE MENU.
I must have switched it off but I can`t remember how!
Alan Beckley
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12 Jan 2012   #8

Windows 7 Pro x64 -- PCLinuxOS KDE4 FullMonty 2011
 
 

As a work around you could go to 'power options' in the control panel & set it to never turn off monitor. Then if you want just turn the monitor off. It should still be running when you turn it back on.
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